“I think I’m ready for it”: Dutch schoolboy Max Verstappen. Photo: AFP
He may be only 16, but Max Verstappen has told the world that age is just a number – and he is ready to be Formula One’s youngest boy racer of all time.
The Dutch schoolboy will not be 17 until September, but he is sure that classrooms and exams will not stop him following in his father’s wheel tracks to show his speed with the Toro Rosso team.
Toro Rosso, sister team to Red Bull, signed Verstappen, son of Jos Verstappen, earlier this week and confirmed he will replace Frenchman Jean-Eric Vergne as a racer next year.